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his idea for the grand bargain and tax increases for the rich in the country. in fact, he went on twitter to talk about it. apparently this is the first time on twitter. they put out a little video from the white house about him doing it. here, watch. ♪ >> there we go. my tweet has been posted. that's what i'm talking about. >> cenk: sometimes i forget that he's older than me. come on, dude. that was your first tweet? he's the president of the united states i guess he doesn't have time for tweeter. the campaign has worked. now, the american people were already on his side on this issue based on the polling, but the last poll confirms that. 65% of americans saying let us tax people making over $250,000 a little bit more than they are now, so that makes all the sense in the world. the people are within, get a load of this, now the c.e.o.'s are with him. the c.e.o. of fedex arguing it should be higher. >> it is capital investment and equipment and software that are the solution to our economic problems. not the marginal tax rights of individuals. that's my view. >> cenk: then yo
in 2009 if you had a third of the package as tax cuts then republicans who are traditionally more comfortable with tax cuts may just pocket that and attack to other components of the program. that is exactly right. it appears that the president's team has finally learned that lesson, which is very reassuring. i'm going to bring in michael shure, our epic political correspondent. they're even running ads now or it seems like ads campaign ads even though the campaign is over. let me show you one of them, and then get your reaction. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> the polling is with the president. the clear mandate of this election was that the majority of americans agreed with president obama's vision of one of the ways to fix the fiscal cliff had to be to put new revenues and raise the tax rates of the wealthiest americans. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: so taking this case to the american people fighting strong, making his own case which he we've been asking him to do for four straight years. my reaction was this. >> flabbergasted. [ laughing ] >> cenk: what's your reaction. >> slightly flabber
which is we don't tax nearly enough. >> do you actually trust the people--let's say that we do tax people and trust them with the money we're giving them. if you can say that we trust the people in washington, people who have been in power longer than we're alive. >> cenk: that's a good point and i don't trust them at all. if you watch this show, democrats or republicans, i think they're all bought because we have set up an election with that's how they win. and they pay back those favors. but at the same time we're all paying taxes even under this corrupt system. why are the rich paying a disproportion atally lower taxes. i'm the first one who wants to clean it up, why is it doubly corrupt that they're not paying their fair share. when you look at our golden age we pay 70 to 90%. >> i have no problem with saying let's raise taxes. the problem is i don't trust the people that we give the money to. >> cenk: you still have to do the spending cuts and they're not going to come from the corrupt places. it's going to come from the needy. >> if we don't deal with the youth in our country
's interesting. he says $800 billion in revenue. he's going to lower the tax rates anyway. he never explained it, did he, michael? >> not once. there was zero specificity, as carney said, you would have to read the letter and see. >> cenk: just trust me, nonsense right? the $600 billion changes to medicare and medicaid, they're cutting mandatory programs, cutting discretionary spending, $300 billion and by the way $200 billion in cuts to social security but changing the consumer price index. as you look at this, it looks really unpopular. >> it is, too. boehner's in a tough spot right now, because you have defected, yes, held the house but their house caucus is fractured. you have people in the tea party wing saying under no circumstances are we going to vote for anything that increases taxes. >> the heritage foundation and conservatives fighting back to boehner saying it's not enough. we need much more. we need to you hack away at social security and medicare more, so now boehner is between a rock and a hard place thee theoretically. it's atrue we don't want to have too much sympathy for john b
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